Ocasio-Cortez doesn't understand the unemployment rate Jul 20, 2018 11:43:07 GMT -5
Post by Amadan on Jul 20, 2018 11:43:07 GMT -5
Someone said to not mention Yorktown. Someone said to call her father working class. Someone said she should say her father died when she was a teenager rather than 19 or almost 20. She says 'scrubbed toilets' when that is a small part of cleaning houses. (If my dad works at 7-11 and part of his job is to keep the employee bathroom clean, I would say he works at 7-11 not that he scrubs toilets).
So yeah, I don't like being manipulated. And of course, I don't like her politics. But hey, if it works, and if her popularity helps fracture the Democratic party like Joe Lieberman is saying (see his WaPo opinion piece), let her play folks like a fiddle. Hopefully it will help the GOP during midterms.
She's not playing folks like a fiddle. You seem to think she's some wealthy privileged woman fooling her constituents into thinking she's Maria from the barrio. You're wrong on every count and you keep insisting on this with nitpicky, ridiculous points like "She claimed her father died when she was a teenager but she was 19 and 19 is almost not a teenager!" I mean, I really cannot believe you're serious with that one. Even taking the most hostile and pedantic view possible and assuming that every portion of her identity is carefully crafted to present a misleading image, I would still call that one a stretch.
Seriously. If I said "My dad died when I was a teenager," and later I told you "I was 19," would you actually call me a liar? Would you say I was being misleading? I mean, even granting that "teenager" usually refers to younger teenagers, it's still such a pedantic, petty piece of nitpicking that it makes everything else you complain about (which is also petty, pedantic nitpicking) look that much worse.
Seriously. "Scrubbing toilets is only a small part of cleaning houses"? So.... scrubbing toilets is a lie? What. The. Fuck. Are you even saying here?
What is the deception? What is it that her small donors are being "decieved" about? They think she's poorer than she is? They think her mother worked harder than she did?
It's this absurd level of criticism you are leveling against her which is why the horse is getting flattened into a bloody smear here, because it's so damn petty and ridiculous and obviously politically motivated. You could say a lot about her deficiencies as an actual candidate, and Opty did that, but you go with a laundry list of items that are not even untrue, just maybe presented in the most politically advantageous way which is something that every person trying to get a job whether it's as toilet scrubber or Congresswoman does! I mean, it's great you don't think the level of "nefariousness" is too severe here, yet you think it's important enough to harp on it, 'cause you know, socialist therefore she should just admit that she was almost not a teenager when her father died and stop trying to manipulate people omg!
I'm using lots of exclamation points and boldface because really, this is so fucking ridiculous, even from you, that I can't even. And yes, it means the next time people are going off on Trump, and you're defending him because the Fake News always makes a big deal out of things and he was almost sort of not entirely lying except the dishonest part that doesn't matter because what's really important is how bad Clinton was - you'd better believe I am going to uncork on you and point at this thread with sarcasm level on "Kill" setting.